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Whitman's poem "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" was his elegy on the death of Abraham Lincoln. Hindemith's setting, subtitled "A Requiem for Those We Love," dates from 1946. It was conceived as a tribute to FDR and the Americans who fought and died in World War II and perhaps also as a lament for the destruction of German culture. The composer himself--whose music was banned by Hitler's regime thus forcing his emigration from Germany--had both public and private reasons for writing this piece, and the result is extremely moving and approachable. It's a true modern counterpart to Brahms's German Requiem. Robert Shaw commissioned the music and simply "owns" it. This is a definitive performance. --David Hurwitz


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  2. Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: I. When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd 4:34$0.89  Buy MP3 
  3. Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: II. Arioso, In the swamp 2:22$0.89  Buy MP3 
  4. Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: III. March, Over the breast of spring 6:16$0.89  Buy MP3 
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10. Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: IX. Death Carol, Come, lovely and soothing Death 7:30$0.89  Buy MP3 
11. Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: X. To the tally of my soul 6:27$0.89  Buy MP3 
12. Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: XI. Finale, Passing the visions 8:23$0.89  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Performer: Jan DeGaetani, William Stone
  • Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Composer: Paul Hindemith
  • Audio CD (July 9, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B000003CTZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,519 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Samer Ismail on December 19, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Robert Shaw knew "Lilacs" better than anyone--not only has he performed it more than anyone else, it was he who commissioned Hindemith to write the work in 1945 following the death of President Roosevelt.
I had the chance to hear Robert Shaw lead the Yale Glee Club in a performance of "Lilacs" in 1996, on the 50th anniversary of the work's completion (Hindemith was a music professor at Yale at the time). I was blown away from the very opening, played over a four-minute pedal point, and held with rapt attention to the very end.
This disk captured all the emotion of that performance; Stone and De Gaetani give extraordinarily warm and expressive performances, and the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, as always, is flawless. Shaw captures all the nuances of the work, from the menacing Orchestral Introduction, to the exquisite "Death Carol" ("Come, lovely and soothing Death"), to the 'sunset'-like finale ("Lilac and star and bird . . .").
This disk is a must-have for fans of Shaw or Hindemith. I recommend it highly.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Critic at large on September 17, 2005
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Robert Shaw was one of the greats of choral music, that goes without saying. Even if some of his recordings sound a bit "dated" to some ears, he was an important pioneer of American music.

The vocalists, Stone and de Gaetani, are without a doubt ideally suited to this work. They clearly grasped the poetry of Whitman and the wonderful music of Hindemith, and wove them into wonderful vocal art.

Hindemith, in my opinion a vastly underrated composer, spreads his wings and shows his overall musical talent in this requiem. Not just as the "German academician", but as a sensitive artist. He combined the genius of the German tradtion he represented as a refugee from Europe with the American genius of Whitman. In doing so, he created powerful art during some of the darkest days of the 20th century.

This recording is highly recommended. I've listened to it dozens of times and it never fails to impact me emotionally.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David C. Green on May 23, 2008
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I have long been a fan of the musical genre of the Requiem. Though this piece is not actually a requiem, I wanted to hear this elegy to Pres. Roosevelt as interpreted by the man who commissioned it. The work is fantastic in its form, and the ensemble, esp. the soloists, is marvelous. I am very impressed by it, and I recommend it wholly.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 20, 2002
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There have been some exquisite works for large orchestra and chorus composed in the last century, works that compare favorably with the great requiems and oratorios of the past. Evidence: Britten's 'War Requiem', Adams' "Harmonium", Gorecki's Symphony #2, Lauridsen's 'Lux Aeternam'. Not the least among these is the breathtakingly beautiful Hindemith WHEN LILACS LAST IN DOORYARD BLOOM'D based on the poetry of Walt Whitman. This massive yet gentle work is given a definitive performance by Robert Shaw and his Atlanta forces with the incomparable Jan de Gaetani and the fine William Stone bringing all the lonely haunting beauty to Hindemith's score. It is with a bit of sadness to remember that both Shaw and de Gaetani are no longer with us, but that adds to the power of this elegant requiem.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on May 24, 2008
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Abraham Lincoln's funeral may well have been the greatest and most heart-felt pageant of mourning in American history. The funeral train from Washington to Springfield, Illinois, stopped and exhibited the catafalque and casket in town after town, with huge lines of mourners, 100,000 at some stops, waiting to express their grief.

One mourner, Walt Whitman, wrote a poem to express his feelings of devastation. That poem, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd", is my choice for the most powerful elegy in English, ever. Paul Hindemith set the poem to music at the end of World War II, and included in his setting a Jewish folksong. There's no reasonable doubt that he intended to extend the meaning of Whitman's poem to include mourning for all of modern history. It's a piece of music so moving that it shouldn't be performed for mere entertainment.

When it is performed, however, it should be done superbly, and this recording by Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony is far from superb. For one thing, the diction is awful; the words can't be understood. The muddiness of the chorus and the Wagnerian sostenuto of Shaw's conducting turn the dirge into a drudge. There's only one other recent performance available on CD, by a German orchestra and chorus singing in German, and yet the impact of the words is stronger in that performance. Please, somebody! Give this monument of literature and music the performance it deserves!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Crowe TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 29, 2014
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It's a little surprising, given how many recordings there are of Brahms's "German Requiem," that there aren't as many of Hindemith's accessible, inventive, and tender requiem for FDR, that looks back to the loss of Lincoln and perhaps anticipates the feelings of a country after the Kennedy assassination. The text is not biblical -- it's selections from Walt Whitman's poetry written in the wake of Lincoln's death -- and there are a lot of words, but they are set with such unpretentious resourcefulness and appropriate expressiveness that it's possible to prefer this kind of elegiac utterance to the more public and dramatic style of, say, Verdi. Later, Britten would marry this kind of tenderness to the more public style in his "War Requiem" with considerable success. The focus here is on private grief, even for a public figure, and there's much lovely registration, in both Whitman's text and in the music, of the sense of an ongoing life in nature and in human memory of "those we love," in the words of the work's subtitle, which invites us to consider the loss of a leader as a loss of a loved one and in so doing asks us consider the nation to which both leader and mourners belong as a kind of family.

The performance is very fine -- Robert Shaw premiered this work in 1946, and this recording was made 40 years on. The sound is beautiful, and if at times the verbal distinctness of the choral singing could be clearer, where it matters, in the "Death Carol" section, it is clear and eloquent. The success of this recording, however, is largely due to the baritone soloist William Stone, who carries the burden of the solo singing, both arioso and recitative, and projects the text and the music with lovely tone and a clear understanding of Whitman's text. It's a performance of great distinction.
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